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ue to my interest in alternative light photography, I keep my eye out for lenses that would be suitable for reflected ultraviolet photography. When I had a chance to get this 78mm F3.8 quartz lens, apparently made by Universe Optics, I went for it. A week later I had it, along with some other equipment…

ver since my A580 broke and I started using SLT Sony bodies, I’ve badly wanted an IR-capable body with EVF. Manual focusing is hard with infrared due to the focus shift, meaning most of the shots I ever did with the A330 required trial and error or high depth-of-field to get what I needed to…

 while back I was at the Bargain Camera Show in Pasadena, and I saw a bit of an odd lens somebody  had. With its huge front element and ability to diminish even larger full-frame bodies, it was quite a striking piece of glass. I don’t remember the make of that particular one, but I do…

  ne of the first things to interest me in photography was the world of macro. Before I got my first           DSLR, I had seen people’s super macro photos of flies and other insects, showing the facets and reflections in their eyes. I wanted that, but I certainly couldn’t afford to…

recently took a trip to El Capitan State Beach, remembering it fondly from going there as a kid, at least a decade ago. Hoping to be treated to some visually entertaining weather, there were next to no clouds, and none of the morning coastal fog I had expected. Nonetheless, the tides and weather cooperated long…

When I first saw a “False Color” infrared photograph, I instantly fell in love and knew one day I simply must get myself one. It was a long time coming, but I finally found a good deal on a Sony A330 and jumped. Even though it was inexpensive as these things go, it nonetheless took…